Charlie Brown is a permanent greeter at the Central Branch of the Sonoma County Library in downtown Santa Rosa.
On Thursday, August 10, Charlie Brown held balloons to celebrate the dedication of a plaque honoring Charles Schulz. Here I am with Charlie Brown and Tracy Gray, Interim Library Director.
Angelina Cacioppo, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Sonoma County Library, contacted United for Libraries to lobby for a project called Literary Landmarks. The library applied to have a Literary Landmark in Sonoma County to pay tribute to Santa Rosa’s honored citizen, Charles M. Schulz.
The plaque above reads:
“Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000), creator of the Peanuts comic strip, lived and worked in Sonoma County from 1958 to 2000. For 50 years, as the sole writer and artist, Schulz brought Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and the rest of his beloved characters to life in 17,897 Peanuts comic strips. Schulz’s enduring legacy and influence lives on through his artwork and his philanthropic gifts to the community.”
Pictured here from left to right: Tracy Gray, Jeannie, Angelina Cacioppo, and Karen Johnson, Director of the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
Here are representatives from the Sonoma County Library Commission with Tracy Gray and me.
Charlie Brown holds a card from the Little Red-Haired Girl!